Renovated Sanford House offers a new life to women

Opened in mid-October 2014, Sanford House offers women ages 18 and up a chance to start over. Substance abuse is a very real concern for Americans, as roughly 10 percent struggle with it. Additionally 4 million women develop a dependence on alcohol or drugs out of the approximate 9 million that struggle with misuse. Of this 4 million that develop an addiction, only 14 percent receive treatment.

The owners of Sanford House, David and Rae Green, had been wanting to open a women’s recovery facility before discovering the historic building in Grand Rapids, MI. The home separates itself from others by including resources like professionally licensed and credentialed clinicians, a physician, admissions counselor and manager and residential supervisors. Another distinguishing aspect of the home is the ability to provide a master’s-level clinician on staff during the evening hours, while providing a staff of three or four during the day.

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Sanford Behavioral Health is a residential and outpatient facility located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Sanford offers excellence in evidence-based practice models in a home-like, restorative setting. Our clinicians, supported by our medical team, focus on resolving the underlying issues that often cause substance use, such as trauma, unhealthy relationships, co-occurring disorders and isolation. Programs include both in-person and telehealth: residential, day programs, intensive outpatient, outpatient, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), education and relapse prevention classes, one-on-one and family therapy, and alumni and family support groups. At Sanford, we want to inspire you to find your inner grit, rekindle your interests and engage your passion.